From a WebWire press release:
Legendary Niagara Falls, Canada is now home to a spectacular, one-of-a-kind attraction that should be experienced first hand to fully appreciate: Dinosaur Adventure Golf. www.cliftonhill.com/attractions/dinosaur-adventure-golf
As one of the nation’s largest miniature golf courses, Dinosaur Adventure Golf features two 18-hole courses (“Raptor” and “T-Rex”); 3 distinct decorative ponds with fast-moving rapids and bubblers; and a 50 foot high “active” steam-erupting volcano that lets golfers play directly through a realistically eerie, cavernous volcanic interior on their way to the 18th hole.
All of this is spread out over a massive 70,000 square foot playing surface, and populated by 50 astonishingly realistic and life-sized dinosaurs — many which loom over 30 feet high.
First off, let’s start with the old Dinosaur Park Miniature Golf that was right beside the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill. It has been slowly dismantled over the last few months. Since I was last there, the booth is now gone.
They have also dug up a lot of the holes.
The booth for the new courses is taking shape. A nice pterodactyl is sitting on top of it.
There is a new T-Rex out on the course that looks awesome!
The storage area also has a couple of other new dinosaurs out. A woolly mammoth has been put together, as well as a stegosaurus.
It looks like it is going to be a great course!
I posted before that all of the dinosaurs were taken out of the golf course just off Clifton Hill and several of them were placed where the new Dinosaur Adventure Golf will be. Now they are taking down fences and moving the large stones.
There should have been a Discovery Channel documentary about it! Were you luck enough to witness the great dinosaur migration of 2010? I was, and it was breathtaking… seeing those big animals move along to their new home was incredible. I will always be able to tell everyone, “I was there!”
Seriously though, over the last couple of days most of the dinosaurs were taken out of the old Dinosaur Park Miniature Golf and most of them were moved over to the new Dinosaur Park Adventure Golf.
Although the crummy, work still goes on at the future home of Dinosaur Park Adventure Golf behind the Niagara SkyWheel on Clifton Hill. So far, they only have one dinosaur out. Actually, they only have half a dinosaur out.
You can also see a few other “props” around, including a tree stump, some rib bones, and fossil marks in the walkways.
From the ground, it doesn’t look like much has been done at the future site of Dinosaur Park Adventure Golf (on Clifton Hill behind the Niagara SkyWheel). However, from above you can tell they’ve done a lot of work.
At the end of August I went on the Niagara SkyWheel and took a few pictures of the future course below. You can see that the volcano and ponds appear to be all done, and the ground has been cleared with power brought to several locations.
Work continues on the Dinosaur Park Adventure Golf location on Clifton Hill (behind the Niagara SkyWheel). Right now all of the work is on the volcano. It appears that the mesh overlay is almost up, and they’ve started putting on the concrete outer shell.
As Lonny mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the City of Niagara Falls has information about the steel structure behind the Niagara SkyWheel. The attraction will be called Dinosaur Park Adventure Golf. The city web site doesn’t really have any other information on it. It says it is new construction and that it is currently under construction, but there is no proposed opening date.